Shi Jing Introduction Table of content – The Book of Odes

The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).

Section I — Lessons from the states
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15
Chapter 2 — The odes of Shao and the South

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Shijing I. 2. (23)

In the wild there is a dead antelope,
And it is wrapped up with the white grass.
There is a young lady with thoughts natural to the spring,
And a fine gentleman would lead her astray.

In the forest there are the scrubby oaks ;
In the wild there is a dead deer,
And it is bound round with the white grass.
There is a young lady like a gem.

[She says], Slowly ; gently, gently ;
Do not move my handkerchief ;
Do not make my dog bark.

Legge 23

Dans la plaine est la biche morte ;
d'herbe blanche enveloppez-la !
Elle rêve au printemps, la fille ;
bon jeune homme, demandez-la !

Dans la forêt sont les arbustes !
et dans la plaine est le faon mort !
Enveloppez-le d'herbe blanche !
la fille est telle un diamant !
Tout doux, tout doux, point ne me presse !
Ma ceinture, n'y touche pas !
Ne t'en va pas faire de sorte,
Surtout, que mon lévrier aboie !

Granet LXIV.

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